Ali Sahabi, GEC

Ali Sahabi

About Ali Sahabi

Ali Sahabi has been a licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC) since 1993, and is a principal at Optimum Seismic, Inc. He has completed hundreds of seismic retrofitting and adaptive reuse projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California.
29 August, 2018

Yesterday’s Quake Was a Reminder That the “Big One” Can Happen at any Time

By |2018-08-29T19:02:47+00:00August 29th, 2018|Related News|

At 7:33 Southern California experience 4.4 quake 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It was centered about 3 miles north of La Verne in the San Gabriel Valley. For more info, please read the original article by Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/29/earthquake-east-los-angeles-hits-magnitude-4-4-usgs-says.html

28 August, 2018

How Safe is Your Child’s School Building?

By |2018-08-28T18:39:45+00:00August 28th, 2018|Related News|

In Washington over the summer structural engineers were busy inspecting school buildings to see what level of seismic risk they posed. The assessment looked at how close the school is to a fault line, if it is in a tsunami zone or a region vulnerable to a magnitude 9 earthquake out of the Cascadia [...]

24 August, 2018

Seven of this Month’s Eight Monster Shakers Occurred Around The Ring of Fire

By |2018-08-24T19:10:38+00:00August 24th, 2018|Related News|

August has a been a shaky month, what does that mean? We have had a lot of seismic activity this whole month, and this has sparked reports that California will experience the “big one” soon. Is this true? For more info, please read the original article by Livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/63412-california-big-quake.html

23 August, 2018

Engineers Need to Build for The Long Run

By |2018-08-23T18:42:53+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Related News|

A team of researchers from Colombia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, University of California, University of California at Riverside and the U.S. Geological Survey has come up with a physics-based model that marks a defining moment in earthquake forecasting. Bruce Shaw, a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty said, "We now have a physical model that tells us what [...]

22 August, 2018

Tips to Cost Recovery for Your Seismic Retrofit

By |2018-08-22T22:39:12+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Seismic Retrofit, Seismic Retrofit Companies, Tenant Habitability Process, thp, tips|

A key worry among apartment owners faced with any major renovation, repair or alteration of their building is the impact that construction could have on their tenants — and whether the outcome of their Tenant Habitability Plan (THP) will require added expenses. These extra costs might include paying for additional precautions to minimize impacts, [...]

22 August, 2018

7.3 Earthquake Strikes Venezuelan Coast

By |2018-08-23T17:15:50+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Related News|

A 7.3 earthquake struck on Tuesday off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. So far no injuries or deaths were reported. No tsunami warnings were issued. Several buildings were shaken causing structural damage. For more info, please read the original article by CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/21/americas/venezuela-earthquake/index.html

21 August, 2018

The Ring of Fire has been plagued by dozens of earthquakes in the last 48 hours

By |2018-08-22T00:09:55+00:00August 21st, 2018|Related News|

With more than 53 significant earthquakes unleashed in a day yesterday along the Ring of Fire. Experts worry that Ring of Fire has the capacity to unleash some catastrophic quakes. One place where the Big One could wreak havoc would be California. Experts have been saying for some time that California is due for a [...]

20 August, 2018

An Earthquake Happens Somewhere Every Single Day

By |2018-08-20T20:18:46+00:00August 20th, 2018|Related News|

Did you know the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world each year? At least 1,230 deaths worldwide resulted from earthquake activity in 2017. Read more facts about earthquakes here. For more info, please read the original article by Rd.com: https://www.rd.com/culture/facts-about-earthquakes/

17 August, 2018

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has rocked central Italy

By |2018-08-17T18:21:35+00:00August 17th, 2018|Related News|

A 5.3 earthquake has hit near Italy’s eastern coastline, close to the city of Montecilfone in the Molise region. So far, no reports of injury but this occurred less than 48 hours after a 4.6 tremor struck in the same region. For more info, please read the original article by Express UK: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1004433/italy-earthquake-foggia-naples-napoli-rome [...]

16 August, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey says that there is more than a 70 percent chance that a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake will hit the Bay Area in the next 30 years

By |2018-09-11T18:46:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Related News|

Is San Francisco ready for a major earthquake? A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey says that there is more than a 70 percent chance that a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake will hit the Bay Area in the next 30 years. Watch Video Below Courtesy Of CNBC [...]